Getty ImagesFor those of you who are unfamiliar, Beth Ditto is the singer of Gossip, an indie-rock band that gained popularity in 2007, and credibility with the fashion crowd. Chanel and Fendi designer Karl Lagerfeld is reportedly pals with Ditto, and had her co-host a party with him and provide the music. Is Ditto a fan of fashion? Absolutely. She just doesn't want to pay for it.
During a recent interview with Paper magazine, the reporter caught her eying the outfits hanging on the rack of a video shoot at MTV's studios. "I have a hard time not buying or stealing," said Ditto. "If I want something, I have to have it." The singer claimed she has given her sticky fingers a rest for a bit. "The last time was three months ago-a dress from Marshalls. I used to steal more. I mostly stole from Goodwill. You know, 'Can't be bothered. The line's too long. Put it in your purse.'"
The Paper reporter jokes, "Beth Ditto is the new Winona." (You may recall that Winona Ryder was famously caught shoplifting at
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Getty ImagesFor those of you who are unfamiliar, Beth Ditto is the singer of Gossip, an indie-rock band that gained popularity in 2007, and credibility with the fashion crowd. Chanel and Fendi designer Karl Lagerfeld is reportedly pals with Ditto, and had her co-host a party with him and provide the music. Is Ditto a fan of fashion? Absolutely. She just doesn't want to pay for it.Read More »from Singer Beth Ditto admits she shoplifts. WTF.
Jennifer Lopez is the fragrance queen, but did you know how many perfumes she has actually put out? When Blue Glow launches this week it will marks her 18th scent. And while her first fragrance, Glow, has been a hot seller since its 2002 release, we honestly have never even seen some of these other ones. Live platinum? Deseo for men? We decided to do some research on the constantly evolving eau de J.Lo and see just what kind of perfumes Lopez is offering up these days. Is she just adding adjectives to "Glow" and switching up the bottle color? You be the judge.
Read More »from Smell like J.Lo in 18 different ways
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Mar 30, 2010 7:48 PM EDT
New York nails urban style, Milan knows luxury, and Paris is renowned for avant-garde fashions. But over the past decade, Toronto Fashion Week has established itself as a home to over-the-top designer looks that should not be taken lightly. Check out these eye-catching fashions from the not-so-humble beginnings of Toronto Fashion Week.
Panoply dress via NY PostJust as fun and cute Halloween costumes have been pushed aside for more revealing and sexy ones, prom dresses are getting, well, sluttier, too. While we may remember the taffeta gowns, and elbow-length gloves of proms past, teens are now looking for skimpier dresses that show off cleavage, backs, stomachs, and legs. Or all of the above, as seen on the model at left, wearing a popular dress from Panoply that retails for $370. The New York Post has labeled this new prom dress trend "slutty chic."Read More »from â€œSlutty chicâ€ is new trend for prom dresses
"I can't believe that mothers let high-school girls buy these dresses for prom," a Saks Fifth Avenue sales associate told the New York Post. To be honest, neither can we. And with expensive price tags, we doubt girls are buying their own prom dresses with allowance and babysitting money. So if dresses like these are flying off racks, are the young ladies shopping for dresses without parents, or are their parents actually approving these choices?
Nadia dress by Boutique via NY PostWhen it comes to the actual prom event, there is
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Mar 29, 2010 7:41 PM EDT
When it comes to walking the red carpet, Jennifer Aniston tends to stick with what looks best on her. Ninety-nine percent of the time this means a form-fitting dress in black, red, or a neutral nude shade, that reveals either a little cleavage or her legs. And ninety-nine percent of the time she looks fabulous. Aniston is in terrific shape and knows how to plays up her assets yet still look chic enough to make the best-dressed lists.Read More »from Jennifer Aniston takes fashion risk... and stumbles
So we're not really sure what happened over the weekend at the Paris premiere of her new film, "Bounty Hunter." Surely Jen wanted to wear something daring overseas, but this salmon colored Christian Lacroix gown does her figure no justice! And all the critics are letting her know. One correspondent from E! says, "as much as we think mixing it up is better than playing it safe, sometimes taking a risk can go awry and, well, this one did." Another UK blogger commended her for choosing a French designer for her Paris premiere, but insisted Aniston didn't
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Mar 26, 2010 9:44 PM EDT
Often times teen idols are as famous for their hair as their body of work. Take, for example, newcomer Justin Bieber. In a recent interview, a reporter asked how he creates his signature style. "I'd love to be able to say it was complicated, but I'm just chilling," said Bieber. "My hair takes five minutes to do in the morning. I shower and as soon as I get out I just shake it and it just does that. For real." [People]
This got us thinking about all the teen heartthrobs of yesteryear and their memorable, awesomely bad hair. Sure they may have been enviable back then, but have they stood the test of time? Take a walk down memory lane with us through this tribute to the guys we loved, and the hair they loved more.Read More »from A look back: the best teen heartthrobs with the worst hair
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | SATC – Thu, Mar 25, 2010 8:38 PM EDT
Getty ImagesThough the prices of certain designer items may seem higher and more ridiculous than ever, we have some surprising news for you: clothing is cheaper than ever before. In addition to that, Americans are spending far less of their disposable income on clothing and shoes than they have in the past.Read More »from Clothing prices are dropping, Americans spending less of their incomes on wardrobes
Dr. Mark J. Perry, professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan, found that Americans spent almost $326 billion on their wardrobes in 2009. Sounds like a ton of money, but that only made up 2.98% of their disposable incomes. That's the lowest amount in U.S. history! In comparison, the average American spent 9% of their income on clothing and shoes back in 1950.
So does this mean we are shopping less? By the looks of our overstuffed closets we'd have to say no. With a far greater selection of garments and footwear to choose from than in the past, constantly fluctuating trends, increased materialism, and the advent of online shopping, we're definitely greater consumers than
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Love + Sex – Wed, Mar 24, 2010 10:46 PM EDT
Getty ImagesIt's time again for Esquire's annual Sexiest Woman Alive, only this year the magazine is allowing readers to weigh in by voting through March Madness-style brackets. The voting began last week, pitting 22-year-old Megan Fox against 63-year-old Helen Mirren. With Fox getting covered in motor oil in "Transformers" and playing a lesbian vampire in "Jennifer's Body" you'd think she'd be a shoo-in for the Esquire title, but such is not the case. And we're so glad.Read More »from Helen Mirren edging out Megan Fox for Sexiest Woman Alive title
Don't get us wrong, we actually kind of like Megan Fox for her interview candor, and there's no denying her sex appeal, but how completely awesome is it that the still gorgeous Mirren, 41 years her senior, has taken 59% of the vote?! Esquire's ballot refers to Fox as "a bombshell who doesn't play coy," while they commend Mirren for her "great rack, and eyes that can cut a bombshell in half." Ha!
The magazine asked Mirren what she thought about the results thus far. "I was surprised and flattered to be included at all," she said.
Getty ImagesThough many of us are excited about the new health care bill, some adjustments are being made to help fund the expensive reforms. One such moneymaker is a newly imposed tax on ultraviolet tanning at salons. Customers who receive treatments after July 1 will be charged a 10% tax on tanning beds (spray tans and tanning lotions are excluded), which is supposed to raise $2.7 billion over the next decade.Read More »from New health care bill imposes tax on tanning beds
Naturally, salon owners and tanning customers are annoyed about the tax. Jan Meshon, owner of City Sun Tanning in New York City, is worried about his business declining. "We'll do everything to keep our customers, but they are very upset by this," says Meshon. He says the average tanning session lasts 10 minutes and costs around $15 to $20. "An extra 10% on top of that is definitely not helpful...all of our customers would like to spend less already." Regular tanner Adrienne Zarisky says she will still be a loyal customer at her local salon because it's "cheaper than having to take sunny
American ApparelAmerican Apparel has always been pretty trendy, but we used to appreciate it as a convenient, reliable place for basics like solid color tees and leggings. But somewhere along the line they went overboard on stocking '80s inspired aerobics gear and gimmicky fashions. Take for example their new hooded one-piece bathing suit.Read More »from A swimsuit only Lady Gaga could love
We love that one-piece swimsuits are back in style this season--they're chic and can hide your tummy after you devoured a few too many cookies. But on what planet would someone want to wear a bathing suit with a hood? The planet inhabited by Lady Gaga, obviously. We suppose the hood could shade your face on the beach (though in black nylon fabric it would get terribly hot), but what happens when the hood gets wet? Ugh, this thing is a mess. And it's too bad, because the cut of this swimsuit is pretty darn cute minus the hood.